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106th Congress                                                   Report
  1st Session           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                106-369

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        CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AMENDMENTS

                                _______
                                

October 7, 1999.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Mr. Young of Alaska, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2140]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill 
(H.R. 2140) to improve protection and management of the 
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the State of 
Georgia, having considered the same, report favorably thereon 
with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do 
pass.
  The amendment is as follows:
  Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu 
thereof the following:

SECTION 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
          (1) the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the 
        State of Georgia is a nationally significant resource;
          (2) the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has been 
        adversely affected by land use changes occurring inside and 
        outside the recreation area;
          (3) the population of the metropolitan Atlanta area continues 
        to expand northward, leaving dwindling opportunities to protect 
        the scenic, recreational, natural, and historical values of the 
        2,000-foot-wide corridor adjacent to each bank of the 
        Chattahoochee River and its impoundments in the 48-mile segment 
        known as the ``area of national concern'';
          (4) the State of Georgia has enacted the Metropolitan River 
        Protection Act to ensure protection of the corridor located 
        within 2,000 feet of each bank of the Chattahoochee River, or 
        the corridor located within the 100-year floodplain, whichever 
        is larger;
          (5) the corridor located within the 100-year floodplain 
        includes the area of national concern;
          (6) since establishment of the Chattahoochee River National 
        Recreation Area, visitor use of the recreation area has shifted 
        dramatically from waterborne to water-related and land-based 
        activities;
          (7) the State of Georgia and political subdivisions of the 
        State along the Chattahoochee River have indicated willingness 
        to join in a cooperative effort with the United States to link 
        existing units of the recreation area through a series of 
        linear corridors to be established within the area of national 
        concern and elsewhere on the river; and
          (8) if Congress appropriates funds in support of the 
        cooperative effort described in paragraph (7), funding from the 
        State, political subdivisions of the State, private 
        foundations, corporate entities, private individuals, and other 
        sources will be available to fund more than half the estimated 
        cost of the cooperative effort.
    (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are--
          (1) to increase the level of protection of the open spaces 
        within the area of national concern along the Chattahoochee 
        River and to enhance visitor enjoyment of the open spaces by 
        adding land-based linear corridors to link existing units of 
        the recreation area;
          (2) to ensure that the Chattahoochee River National 
        Recreation Area is managed to standardize acquisition, 
        planning, design, construction, and operation of the linear 
        corridors; and
          (3) to authorize the appropriation of Federal funds to cover 
        a portion of the costs of the Federal, State, local, and 
        private cooperative effort to add additional areas to the 
        recreation area so as to establish a series of linear corridors 
        linking existing units of the recreation area and to protect 
        other open spaces of the Chattahoochee River corridor.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER NATIONAL RECREATION AREA ACT.

    (a) Boundaries.--Section 101 of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
authorize the establishment of the Chattahoochee River National 
Recreation Area in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes'', 
approved August 15, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 460ii), is amended--
          (1) in the third sentence, by inserting after ``numbered 
        CHAT-20,003, and dated September 1984,'' the following: ``and 
        on the maps entitled `Chattahoochee River National Recreation 
        Area Interim Boundary Map #1', `Chattahoochee River National 
        Recreation Area Interim Boundary Map #2', and `Chattahoochee 
        River National Recreation Area Interim Boundary Map #3', and 
        dated August 6, 1998,'';
          (2) by striking the fourth sentence and inserting the 
        following: ``No sooner than 180 days after the date of 
        enactment of this sentence, the Secretary of the Interior 
        (hereinafter referred to as the `Secretary') may modify the 
        boundaries of the recreation area to include other land within 
        the Chattahoochee River corridor by submitting a revised map or 
        other boundary description to the Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee 
        on Resources of the United States House of Representatives. The 
        revised map or other boundary description shall be prepared by 
        the Secretary after consultation with affected landowners, the 
        State of Georgia, and affected political subdivisions of the 
        State. The revised boundaries shall take effect 180 days after 
        the date of submission unless, within the 180-day period, 
        Congress enacts a joint resolution disapproving the revised 
        boundaries.''; and
          (3) in the next-to-last sentence, by striking ``may not 
        exceed approximately 6,800 acres.'' and inserting ``may not 
        exceed 10,000 acres.''.
    (b) Acquisition of Property.--Section 102 of the Act entitled ``An 
Act to authorize the establishment of the Chattahoochee River National 
Recreation Area in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes'', 
approved August 15, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 460ii-1), is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``from willing sellers'' 
        after ``purchase''; and
          (2) by striking subsection (f).
    (c) Cooperative Agreements.--Section 103 of the Act entitled ``An 
Act to authorize the establishment of the Chattahoochee River National 
Recreation Area in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes'', 
approved August 15, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 460ii-2), is amended by striking 
subsection (b) and inserting the following:
    ``(b) Cooperative Agreements.--The Secretary may enter into 
cooperative agreements with the State of Georgia, political 
subdivisions of the State, and other entities to ensure standardized 
acquisition, planning, design, construction, and operation of the 
recreation area.''.
    (d) Funding.--Section 105 of the Act entitled ``An Act to authorize 
the establishment of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 
in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes'', approved August 15, 
1978 (16 U.S.C. 460ii-4), is amended--
          (1) by striking ``Sec. 105. (a)'' and inserting the 
        following:

``SEC. 105. FUNDING SOURCES AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN.

    ``(a) Funding.--
          ``(1) Limitation on use of appropriated funds.--'';
          (2) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) by striking ``$79,400,000'' and inserting 
                `$115,000,000'';
                  (B) by striking ``this Act'' and inserting ``this 
                title''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(2) Donations.--The Secretary may accept a donation of 
        funds or land or an interest in land to carry out this title.
          ``(3) Relation to other funding sources.--Funds made 
        available under paragraph (1) are in addition to funding and 
        the donation of land and interests in land by the State of 
        Georgia, local government authorities, private foundations, 
        corporate entities, and individuals for purposes of this 
        title.''; and
          (3) in subsection (c)--
                  (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (3) as 
                subparagraphs (A) through (C), respectively, and 
                indenting appropriately;
                  (B) by striking ``(c) Within'' and inserting the 
                following:
    ``(c) General Management Plan.--
          ``(1) Initial plan.--Within'';
                  (C) in paragraph (1) (as designated by subparagraph 
                (B)), by striking ``transmit to'' and all that follows 
                through ``Representatives'' and inserting ``transmit to 
                the Committee on Resources of the House of 
                Representatives''; and
                  (D) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(2) Revised plan.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Within 3 years after the date 
                funds are made available, the Secretary shall submit to 
                the committees specified in paragraph (1) a revised 
                general management plan to provide for the protection, 
                enhancement, enjoyment, development, and use of the 
                recreation area.
                  ``(B) Public participation.--In preparing the revised 
                plan, the Secretary shall encourage the participation 
                of the State of Georgia and affected political 
                subdivisions of the State, private landowners, 
                interested citizens, public officials, groups, 
                agencies, educational institutions, and other 
                entities.''.
    (e) Technical Corrections.--Title I of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
authorize the establishment of the Chattahoochee River National 
Recreation Area in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes'', 
approved August 15, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 460ii et seq.), is amended--
          (1) in sections 102(d) and 103(a), by striking ``of this 
        Act'' and inserting ``of this title'';
          (2) in section 104(b)--
                  (A) by striking ``of this Act'' and inserting ``of 
                this title'';
                  (B) by striking ``under this Act'' and inserting 
                ``under this title'';
                  (C) by striking ``by this Act'' and inserting ``by 
                this title''; and
                  (D) by striking ``in this Act'' and inserting ``in 
                this title'';
          (3) in section 104(d)(2), by striking ``under this Act'' and 
        inserting ``under this title'';
          (4) in section 105(c)(1)(A), as redesignated by subsection 
        (d)(3), by striking ``of this Act'' and inserting ``of this 
        title'';
          (5) in section 106(a), by striking ``in this Act'' and 
        inserting ``in this title''; and
          (6) in section 106(d), by striking ``under this Act'' and 
        inserting ``under this title''.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 2140 is to improve protection and 
management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 
in the State of Georgia.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    This bill amends the Chattahoochee River National 
Recreation Area Act (CRNRA, 16 U.S.C. 460ii) by modifying its 
boundaries and providing for additional protection of lands and 
waters, and natural, cultural, and scenic resources within the 
area. Visitor enjoyment of the River would be enhanced by 
adding land-based links between current units of the National 
Recreation Area. This bill also assures the Recreation Area is 
managed to standardize acquisition, planning, design, 
construction, and operation by forming cooperative agreements 
with State, local, and other entities. In addition, the bill 
authorizes the appropriation of federal funds to cover a 
portion of the cost of the federal, State, local, and private 
cooperative effort to add additional areas to the Recreation 
Area.
    H.R. 2140 authorizes the Secretary to modify the boundaries 
of the CRNRA after consultation with affected parties, by 
providing a map of the new, expanded boundaries of the area to 
the House Committee on Resources and the Senate Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources within 180 days from the date of 
enactment. The new map would be submitted to Congress for 
disapproval by joint resolution within six months of receipt. 
Without such Congressional disapproval, the modified boundaries 
would take effect and would include not more than 3200 
additional acres. Land acquisition within the new boundaries 
would be funded from the State, its political subdivisions, 
private individuals, corporate entities, private foundations, 
and other sources. These sources will be available to fund more 
than half of the estimated cost of the cooperative effort with 
the federal government. Furthermore, this bill directs the 
Secretary of the Interior to develop a revised management plan 
for the Recreation Area. This management plan would be 
submitted to the appropriate Congressional Committees within 
three years after funds are made available.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 2140 was introduced on June 10, 1999, by Congressman 
Nathan Deal (R-GA). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on 
National Parks and Public Lands. On July 20, 1999, the 
Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill where the 
Administration testified in favor of the bill. On August 5, 
1999, the Subcommittee met to consider the bill. An amendment 
was offered by Congressman James V. Hansen (R-UT) that added a 
``willing seller'' provision and also made the total amount of 
funds already appropriated for the land acquisition program for 
the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area commensurate with 
the existing statute. The amendment was adopted by voice vote 
and the bill was then ordered favorably reported to the Full 
Committee by voice vote. On September 22, 1999, the Full 
Committee met to consider the bill. No further amendments were 
offered and the bill was then ordered favorably reported to the 
House of Representatives by voice vote.

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Resources' oversight findings and recommendations 
are reflected in the body of this report.

                   Constitutional Authority Statement

    Article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United 
States grants Congress the authority to enact this bill.

                    Compliance With House Rule XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(3)(B) 
of that rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    2. Congressional Budget Act. As required by clause 3(c)(2) 
of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this 
bill does not contain any new budget authority, spending 
authority, credit authority, or an increase or decrease in tax 
expenditures. A provision in the bill will allow the National 
Park Service to accept donations, thus increasing revenue to 
the federal government, but this will likely be offset by 
increased spending for land acquisition. The Congressional 
Budget Office concludes that any additional revenues and 
spending will ``not be significant''.
    3. Government Reform Oversight Findings. Under clause 
3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee has received no report of 
oversight findings and recommendations from the Committee on 
Government Reform on this bill.
    4. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate. Under clause 
3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, the Committee has received the following cost estimate 
for this bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                   Washington, DC, October 5, 1999.
Hon. Don Young,
Chairman, Committee on Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 2140, a bill to 
improve protection and management of the Chattahoochee River 
National Recreation Area in the state of Georgia.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contacts are Deborah 
Reis (for federal costs) and Marjorie Miller (for the state and 
local impact).
            Sincerely,
                                          Barry B. Anderson
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
    Enclosure.


               CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

H.R. 2140--A bill to improve protection and management of the 
        Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the state of 
        Georgia

    Summary: H.R. 2140 would create a system of public land 
corridors to link existing units of the Chattahoochee River 
National Recreation Area (NRA) in Georgia. CBO estimates that 
up-front costs to implement H.R. 2140 over the next five or six 
years would be $10 million, assuming appropriation of the 
necessary amounts. Beginning in fiscal year 2000 and in each 
subsequent year, the federal government also would incur 
additional administrative costs to manage and operate new lands 
and facilities. Those costs would range from about $200,000 in 
fiscal year 2000 to about $1 million by 2004, for a total of 
about $3 million over the first five years. Spending for start-
up activities and ongoing operating costs would be subject to 
the appropriation of the necessary amounts. Because one 
provision of the bill could affect direct spending and 
receipts, pay-as-you-go procedures would apply, but we expect 
that any such changes would be negligible. H.R. 2140 contains 
no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in 
the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA). State and local 
governments might incur some costs as a result of the bill's 
enactment, but these costs would be voluntary.
    Estimated cost to the Federal Government: H.R. 2140 would 
expand the boundaries of the Chattahoochee River NRA by about 
3,200 acres. The bill would allow the National Park Service 
(NPS) to accept donations of funds or real property from state 
or local agencies or nonprofit organizations that are involved 
in current efforts to protect land around the NRA. The NPS 
would be authorized to execute cooperative agreements with such 
entities in order to coordinate land acquisition, development, 
and other activities. Finally, H.R. 2140 would require the NPS 
to complete a revised general management plan for the area 
within three years of receiving funding for that purpose.
    Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO 
estimates that the NPS would spend about $1 million to develop 
a new management plan for the NRA and establish guidelines and 
standards for coordinating activities at federal and nonfederal 
properties. Until the management plan (which would identify 
future development needs of the expanded NRA) has been 
completed, the extent of other development activities is 
uncertain. CBO expects that future activities would include the 
construction of one or more small administrative and 
maintenance buildings as well as new recreational facilities 
such as trails, parking lots, and restrooms--at an estimated 
cost of about $9 million.
    In addition, the bill would raise the existing 
authorization level for land acquisition at Chattahoochee from 
$79.4 million to $115 million. This provision would reconcile 
the statutory authorization level for land acquisition with 
what has actually been appropriated to date since 1978 and 
would not have any impact on federal spending.
    Pay-as-you-go-considerations: H.R. 2140 could affect 
governmental receipts from contributions by allowing the NPS to 
accept donated funds. CBO estimates that any amounts collected 
would be offset by additional spending for land acquisition. 
Because the bill could affect direct spending and receipts, 
pay-as-you-go procedures would apply. However, we expect that 
in most cases other government agencies and nonprofit 
organizations participating in this project would purchase land 
directly from property owners and then either donate it to the 
NPS or manage it themselves. As a result, we expect that any 
additional receipts and spending would not be significant.
    Intergovernmental and private-sector impact: H.R. 2140 
contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as 
defined in UMRA. State and local governments might incur some 
costs as a result of the bill's enactment, but these costs 
would be voluntary.
    Previous CBO estimate: On May 27, 1999, CBO prepared a cost 
estimate for S. 109, a bill to improve protection and 
management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 
in the state of Georgia. S. 109 was ordered reported by the 
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 19, 
1999. Our estimate for S. 109 indicated that an additional $10 
million could be appropriated for land acquisition but that we 
did not consider it likely. Under H.R. 2140, no such additional 
funds would be authorized for land acquisition.
    Estimate prepared by: Federal costs: Deborah Reis. Impact 
on State, local, and tribal governments: Marjorie Miller.
    Estimate approved by: Peter H. Fontaine, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

               Preemption of State, Local, or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local, or 
tribal law.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

    In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

                         ACT OF AUGUST 15, 1978


   AN ACT To authorize the establishment of the Chattahoochee River 
    National Recreation Area in the State of Georgia, and for other 
purposes.

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                                TITLE I

  Sec. 101. The Congress finds the natural, scenic, recreation, 
historic, and other values of a forty-eight-mile segment of the 
Chattahoochee River and certain adjoining lands in the State of 
Georgia from Buford Dam downstream to Peachtree Creek are of 
special national significance, and that such values should be 
preserved and protected from developments and uses which would 
substantially impair or destroy them. In order to assure such 
preservation and protection for public benefit and enjoyment, 
there is hereby established the Chattahoochee River National 
Recreation Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``recreation 
area''). The recreation area shall consist of the river and its 
bed together with the lands, waters, and interests therein 
within the boundary generally depicted on the map entitled 
``Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area'', numbered 
CHAT-20,003, and dated September 1984, and on the maps entitled 
``Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Interim Boundary 
Map #1'', ``Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 
Interim Boundary Map #2'', and ``Chattahoochee River National 
Recreation Area Interim Boundary Map #3'', and dated August 6, 
1998, which shall be on file and available for public 
inspection in the office of the National Park Service, 
Department of the Interior. [Following reasonable notice in 
writing to the Committee on Natural Resources of the United 
States House of Representatives and to the Committee on Energy 
and Natural Resources of the United States Senate of his 
intention to do so, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter 
referred to as the ``Secretary'') may, by publication of a 
revised map or other boundary description in the Federal 
Register, (1) make minor revisions in the boundary of the 
recreation area, and (2) revise the boundary to facilitate 
access to the recreation area, or to delete lands which would 
be of little or no benefit to the recreation area due to the 
existence of valuable improvements completely constructed prior 
to the date of enactment of this Act.] No sooner than 180 days 
after the date of enactment of this sentence, the Secretary of 
the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the ``Secretary'') may 
modify the boundaries of the recreation area to include other 
land within the Chattahoochee River corridor by submitting a 
revised map or other boundary description to the Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and 
the Committee on Resources of the United States House of 
Representatives. The revised map or other boundary description 
shall be prepared by the Secretary after consultation with 
affected landowners, the State of Georgia, and affected 
political subdivisions of the State. The revised boundaries 
shall take effect 180 days after the date of submission unless, 
within the 180-day period, Congress enacts a joint resolution 
disapproving the revised boundaries. The total area, exclusive 
of the river and its bed, within the recreation area [may not 
exceed approximately 6,800 acres.] may not exceed 10,000 acres. 
For purposes of facilitating Federal technical and other 
support to State and local governments to assist State and 
local efforts to protect the scenic, recreational, and natural 
values of a 2,000 foot wide corridor adjacent to each bank of 
the Chattahoochee River and its impoundments in the 48-mile 
segment referred to above, such corridor is hereby declared to 
be an area of national concern.
  Sec. 102. (a) Within the recreation area the Secretary is 
authorized to acquire lands, waters, and interests therein by 
donation, purchase from willing sellers with donated or 
appropriated funds, or exchange. Property owned by the State of 
Georgia or any political subdivision thereof may be acquired 
only by donation.

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  (d) Any right of use and occupancy retained pursuant to this 
section may, during its existence, be conveyed or transferred, 
but all rights of use and occupancy shall be subject to such 
terms and conditions as the Secretary deems appropriate to 
assure the use of the property in accordance with the purposes 
of this [Act] title. Upon his determination that the property, 
or any portion thereof, has ceased to be so used in accordance 
with such terms and conditions, the Secretary may terminate the 
right of use and occupancy by tendering to the holder of such 
right an amount equal to the fair market value, as of the date 
of the tender, of that portion of the right which remains 
unexpired on the date of termination.

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  [(f)(1) The Secretary shall exchange those federally owned 
lands identified on the map referenced in section 101 of this 
Act as ``exchange lands'' for non-Federal lands which are 
within the boundaries of the recreation area. The values of the 
lands exchanged under this subsection shall be equal, or shall 
be equalized in the same manner as provided in section 206 of 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
  [(2) At three year intervals after the date of the enactment 
of this subsection, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal 
Register a progress report on the land exchanges which have 
taken place and the exchanges which are likely to take place 
under the authority of this subsection. Such report shall 
identify the lands which are unsuitable for exchange pursuant 
to such authority.
  [(3) Effective on the date ten years after the date of the 
enactment of this subsection, the exchange authority of 
paragraph (1) shall terminate. The exchange lands identified 
under paragraph (1) which have not been exchanged prior to such 
date shall be retained in Federal ownership as a part of the 
recreation area.
  [(4) The Secretary shall publish a revision of the boundary 
map referred to in section 101 to exclude from the boundaries 
of the recreation area any exchange lands which are used to 
acquire non-Federal lands under paragraph (3).]
  Sec. 103. (a) The Secretary shall administer, protect, and 
develop the recreation area in accordance with the Act of 
August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), and in accordance with any 
other statutory authorities available to him for the 
conservation and management of historic and natural resources, 
including fish and wildlife, to the extent he finds such 
authority will further the purposes of this [Act] title. In 
developing and administering the recreation area, the Secretary 
shall take into consideration applicable Federal, State, and 
local recreation plans and resource use and development plans, 
including, but not limited to, the Atlanta Regional Commision 
Chattahoochee Corridor Study, dated July 1972.
  [(b) The Secretary is authorized and encouraged to enter into 
cooperative agreements with the State or its political 
subdivisions whereby he may assist in the planning for and 
interpretation of non-Federal publicly owned lands within or 
adjacent or related to the recreation area to assure that such 
lands are used in a manner consistent with the findings and 
purposes of this Act.]
  (b) Cooperative Agreements.--The Secretary may enter into 
cooperative agreements with the State of Georgia, political 
subdivisions of the State, and other entities to ensure 
standardized acquisition, planning, design, construction, and 
operation of the recreation area.

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  Sec. 104. (a)  * * *
  (b) No department or agency of the United States shall 
recommend authorization of any water resources project that 
would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which 
such area is established, as determined by the Secretary, nor 
shall such department or agency request appropriations to begin 
construction of any such project, whether heretofore or 
hereafter authorized, without at least sixty days in advance, 
(1) advising the Secretary in writing of its intention to do so 
and (2) reporting to the Committee on Natural Resources of the 
United States House of Representatives and to the Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate the 
nature of the project involved and the manner in which such 
project would conflict with the purposes of this [Act] title or 
would affect the recreation area and the values to be protected 
by it under this [Act] title. It is not the intention of 
Congress by this [Act] title to require the manipulation or 
reduction of lake water levels in Lake Sidney Lanier. Nothing 
in this [Act] title shall be construed in any way to restrict, 
prohibit, or affect any recommendation of the Metropolitan 
Atlanta Water Resources Study as authorized by the Public Works 
Committee of the United States Senate on March 2, 1972.

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  (d)(1) * * *
  (2) In acquiring replacement lands under paragraph (1) 
priority shall be given to acquisition of lands within the 
recreation area boundary and those lands within or adjacent to 
the 2,000 foot wide corridor referred to in section 101. Any 
lands acquired pursuant to this subsection lying outside the 
boundaries of the recreation area shall, upon acquisition, be 
included within the recreation area and transferred to the 
Secretary for management under this [Act] title. The Secretary 
shall publish a revised boundary map to include any lands added 
to the recreation area pursuant to this subsection.

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  [Sec. 105. (a)]

SEC. 105. FUNDING SOURCES AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN.

  (a) Funding.--
          (1) Limitation on use of appropriated funds.--From 
        the appropriations authorized for fiscal year 1978 and 
        succeeding fiscal years pursuant to the Land and Water 
        Conservation Fund Act (78 Stat. 897), as amended, not 
        more than [$79,400,000] $115,000,000 may be expended 
        for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands 
        authorized to be acquired pursuant to the provisions of 
        this [Act] title. For purposes of section 7(a)(3) of 
        the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 
        U.S.C. 4601-9(a)(3)), the statutory ceiling on 
        appropriations under this subsection shall be deemed to 
        be a statutory ceiling contained in a provision of law 
        enacted prior to the convening of the Ninety-sixth 
        Congress.
          (2) Donations.--The Secretary may accept a donation 
        of funds or land or an interest in land to carry out 
        this title.
          (3) Relation to other funding sources.--Funds made 
        available under paragraph (1) are in addition to 
        funding and the donation of land and interests in land 
        by the State of Georgia, local government authorities, 
        private foundations, corporate entities, and 
        individuals for purposes of this title.

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  [(c) Within]
  (c) General Management Plan.--
          (1) Initial plan.--Within seven years from the 
        effective date of this [Act] title, the Secretary 
        shall, after consulting with the Governor of the State 
        of Georgia, develop and [transmit to the Committee on 
        Natural Resources of the United States House of 
        Representatives] transmit to the Committee on Resources 
        of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on 
        Energy and Natural Resources of the United States 
        Senate a general management plan for the use and 
        development of the recreation area consistent with the 
        findings and purposes of this Act, indicating:
                  [(1)] (A) lands and interests in lands 
                adjacent or related to the recreation area 
                which are deemed necessary or desirable for the 
                purposes of resource protection, scenic 
                integrity, or management and administration of 
                the area in furtherance of the purposes of this 
                Act, the estimated cost of acquisition, and the 
                recommended public acquisition agency;
                  [(2)] (B) the number of visitors and types of 
                public use within the recreation area that can 
                be accommodated in accordance with the full 
                protection of its resources; and
                  [(3)] (C) the facilities deemed necessary to 
                accommodate and provide access for such 
                visitors and uses, including their location and 
                estimated cost.
          (2) Revised plan.--
                  (A) In general.--Within 3 years after the 
                date funds are made available, the Secretary 
                shall submit to the committees specified in 
                paragraph (1) a revised general management plan 
                to provide for the protection, enhancement, 
                enjoyment, development, and use of the 
                recreation area.
                  (B) Public participation.--In preparing the 
                revised plan, the Secretary shall encourage the 
                participation of the State of Georgia and 
                affected political subdivisions of the State, 
                private landowners, interested citizens, public 
                officials, groups, agencies, educational 
                institutions, and other entities.
  Sec. 106. (a) There is hereby established the Chattahoochee 
River National Recreation Area Advisory Commission (hereinafter 
in this [Act] title referred to as the ``Advisory Commission'') 
to advise the Secretary regarding the management and operation 
of the area, protection of resources with the recreation area, 
and the priority of lands to be acquired within the recreation 
area. The Advisory Commission shall be composed of the 
following thirteen voting members appointed by the Secretary:
          (1)  * * *

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  (d) Members of the Commission shall serve without 
compensation as such, but the Secretary may pay expenses 
reasonably incurred in carrying out their responsibilities 
under this [Act] title on vouchers signed by the Chairman.

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